Homelessness Inquiry Submissions

Submissions should be received no later than Friday, 11 March 2022.

‘Street to Street’ gives voice to people with lived experience of homelessness

This work was inspired by a similar piece done by American Artist Rick Lowe, who obtained and transformed a row of derelict houses into real housing for single parents through a community art collective.

COVID-19 rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia

New research by the ACOSS/UNSW Poverty and Inequality Partnership shows renters on low and modest incomes are in the grip of a housing pincer, especially in regional Australia, as surging rents and the Commonwealth’s neglect of social and affordable housing creates acute stress.

Homelessness Inquiry

Shelter WA looks forward to working with our members and partners to respond to the inquiry, and more broadly as we continue to advocate for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness in Western Australia.

Waterwise public housing project expansion welcomed as win-win-win

During the pilot program, nearly 1,000 water audits were carried out at high water use public housing properties, with 620 receiving leak repairs and 735 receiving water efficient fixtures.

Building Tenancy Skills

We will work alongside people with disability and relevant advocacy, financial counselling, disability, consumer protection, community legal, housing and housing support providers to develop skills and resources to help prevent evictions and reduce the risk of homelessness for people with disability

Social Housing investment welcomed as a step in the right direction

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA congratulates the Minister for Housing and the McGowan Government on new social housing investment to deliver desperately needed homes across WA.  

Eviction Emergency – Emergency Budget needed

146 tenancy hearings in three days, thousands of families facing homelessness as winter approaches an Emergency Budget is needed.

CEO’s call for emergency response to housing crisis in Open Letter to Premier

CEOs from organisations providing emergency relief funding, support to renters in the private rental market, and peak bodies have established a Housing Emergency Response group to identify and drive immediate solutions in partnership with government to mitigate the impact and harm of the housing crisis.

Communiqué: Housing Emergency Response Group

Communique: Housing Emergency Response Group

Data shows impact on people and services in the lead up to rental moratorium lifting

A targeted sample of service providers who deliver frontline services to people who have been or are facing eviction, or had their rent significantly increase as a result of the moratorium lifting, has been undertaken.

Shelter WA congratulates newly elected Labor Government

Peak housing and homelessness body Shelter WA welcomes the opportunity to work with the newly elected Labor government on housing and homelessness issues over its next term of government.

New report shows community supports action to end homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

Community views on homelessness

A newly released survey Research Report on Community Views on Homelessness Perth, Western Australia  commissioned by The WA Alliance to End Homelessness in partnership with Shelter WA show people have increasing levels of compassion for those experiencing homelessness and want more action to address the issue.

Lotterywest grant provided support for Homelessness Week 2019

The State Government, through a Lotterywest grant has provided support for Homelessness Week 2019. The presentation of these funds from Mr John Carey MLA, Member for Perth took place at Shelter WA. The grant supports twenty-four separate events across Western Australia, supporting a variety of organisations who are holding their own events and exhibitions that […]